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  1. Thank you! Yes you can use it as an avatar, but I'd appreciate if you can credit me somewhere in your profile.
  2. This sheet is so much fun. I want a skyeel pastry! So.. *sweet* hehehe.
  3. You outdid yourself with those concepts, they're spectacular!! I want to see them in a Stormlight Archive HBO series!!!
  4. *wave* 

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      *waves back*

  5. Thank you! Thank you! People seemed to like the project but job wise, only time will tell! I am applying regularly to job offers I see (animation and games industry), but not desperately so, as I am enjoying freelance life as well. It's a hard industry to break into so I will just have to improve, do more projects, and keep applying Thanks!
  6. From the album The Emperor's Soul - Visual Development

    Last one of this series! A mood painting of the hallways of the Imperial Wing. Thank you for all the kind words, hope you enjoyed my interpretation of the Emperor's Soul setting! You can also view the full project here:
  7. Ah, I thought you were referring to the hospital room more as a general feeling. The specifics obviously don't match, because I didn't intend it to be one! And I agree, I would love to see this as a movie or short film
  8. That would be a possibility, yes
  9. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them - there will be one more! Thank you! Hospital room is an interesting connection here, not something I aimed for - but I guess given the circumstances here it does work!
  10. Maybe you are right. Maybe you are not. Maybe she found some more fragments of an object in the corner, or stole another item from the hallways on her way back from a bath, like she stole the vase. In the end I choose to go with the visually more pleasing version, which from my interpretation of the book is not an impossibility in this case. I do appreciate you actually taking the time to analyse and count my pictures this closely though!
  11. She has to break down the wall to the next room, which is a storage room - and in the process even manages to find material for a hearth. So given that information, I am pretty sure there will be some old clutter in that other part of room that she can get her hands on for some additional furniture as well.
  12. Good catch! Half of it is probably the light, as I painted the "shabby" room in cold lighting, and the other half is ... I could make up something like "they wouldn't design every room exactly the same style, even in the same wing, because that would be boring". But in truth you really just caught me here, I designed Shai's rooms first, and the corridors second, without thinking it through well enough - I was more focused on making Shai's wing look different from Ashravan's. So thanks for pointing that out - some visual anchor would have been really important here (for the "before" version at least)! With the emperor's quarters I actually did just that - make them coherent. Oops.
  13. From the album The Emperor's Soul - Visual Development

    Emperor Ashravan's bedchamber. I run with the "phoenix rising toward heaven" theme described in the book (for his bed), and tried to implement it in other parts of the room as well. Or maybe I was just glad for an excuse to draw some of those lovely swirly clouds on the ceiling...! The door in the middle actually leads to the outside, maybe a private garden (which I never got to illustrate though). The actual entrance is located at the front/bottom corner. I also figured that if I were an Empress or Emperor, I'd definitely want some plants in my chambers as well!
  14. From the album The Emperor's Soul - Visual Development

    Moving on to the Imperial Wing - a stark difference with its gold ornaments and hallways lined with ancient portraits and artifacts. I knew I wanted to have gold engravings on grey walls, as I saw architecture like this on my Taiwan visit and loved the simple elegance. So at first I was playing with some different ways of going about it, but in the end went with something rather close to the original traditional Chinese letters, just that I am using a fantasy script instead. Here are some other design ideas I considered (most of them felt too modern to me):